Lufthansa Group Expands Summer Flights To Canada & Globally
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
The Lufthansa Group of airlines is expanding its operations in Canada and abroad over the next few months, with plans to have 90% of originally planned short and medium-haul destinations and 70% of long-haul destinations back in service by SEP.
In Canada,Lufthansabegan offering three weekly, non-stop flights between YYZ-FRA at the beginning of JUN. On 22JUN, three weekly flights between YUL-MUC will resume and on 02JUL, the airline will begin operating three weekly flights between YVR-FRA.
Edelweiss– a leisure-focused carrier and SWISS subsidiary – is planning to resume service from ZRH to YYC and YVR in early JUL.
“We are excited and optimistic about the future,” said Hans DeHaan, Senior Director Canada, Lufthansa Group. “Canada has always been one of our most important and loyal markets and we are eager to get Canadians back in the air and travelling.”
Many of these destinations are already in the system and can be booked. Destinations are updated daily onlufthansa.comand the websites of the respective Group carriers.
This autumn, Lufthansa says it will be flying more than 100 times a week to destinations in North America, around 90 flights a week to Asia, over 20 to the Middle East and over 25 to Africa.
On short- and medium-haul routes, Lufthansa will offer a total of 1,800 weekly connections from SEP onwards.
As of 01JUN, Lufthansa customers receive a disinfecting wipe before every flight. Beverage and meal services have been reactivated on short- and medium-haul flights in Business Class. On long-haul flights in First and Business Class, customers will once again be able to choose from a range of dishes, while Economy Class customers will also receive a meal. Guests in all classes are once again offered the usual range of beverages.
From JUL onwards, Austrian Airlines will resume regular long-haul flights to the U.S. and Asia, and the European network will be expanded.
SWISS International Air Lines
In the fall, SWISS plans to return to 85% of the destinations it served before the pandemic. The initial focus will be on European services from Zurich and Geneva, and further intercontinental destinations will also be reintroduced.
Eurowings plans to fly to 80% of its destinations again in the course of the summer, putting 30% to 40% of its flight capacity back into the air in JUL with the main focus on flights from Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Cologne/Bonn.
From 08JUN onwards, guests on Lufthansa and Eurowings flights are obliged to wear a mouth-and-nose cover on board throughout the entire flight.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.